Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain disorder. In Myofascial Pain Syndrome, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles (trigger points) causes pain in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. This is called referred pain.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome typically occurs after a muscle has been contracted repetitively. This can be caused by repetitive motions used in jobs or hobbies or by stress-related muscle tension.
Signs and symptoms that you may have Myofascial Pain Syndrome may include:
- Deep, aching pain in a muscle
- Pain that persists or worsens
- A tender knot in a muscle
- Difficulty sleeping due to pain
As stated earlier Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a chronic disorder. This will be ongoing pains, and will not go away on its own. I typically will use Deep Tissue Therapy and Trigger Point Release to remove the pain. This will take some time depending on how many areas need to be treated. Myofascial Pain Syndrome is treatable and is not something you need to live with the rest of your life. With instruction of home-care you can soon be feeling better than ever.
I encourage you to contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment either by phone or email.